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Optical photometry and spectroscopy of the low-luminosity, broad-lined Ic supernova iPTF15dld

Pian, E, Tomasella, L, Cappellaro, E, Benetti, S, Mazzali, PA, Baltay, C, Branchesi, M, Brocato, E, Campana, S, Copperwheat, CM, Covino, S, D'Avanzo, P, Ellman, N, Grado, A, Melandri, A, Palazzi, E, Piascik, A, Piranomonte, S, Rabinowitz, D, Raimondo, G , Smartt, S, Steele, IA, Stritzinger, M, Yang, S, Ascenzi, S, Valle, MD, Gal-Yam, A, Getman, F, Greco, G, Inserra, C, Kankare, E, Limatola, L, Nicastro, L, Pastorello, A, Pulone, L, Stamerra, A, Stella, L, Stratta, G, Tartaglia, L and Turatto, M (2017) Optical photometry and spectroscopy of the low-luminosity, broad-lined Ic supernova iPTF15dld. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 466 (2). pp. 1848-1856. ISSN 0035-8711

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Abstract

Core-collapse stripped-envelope supernova (SN) explosions reflect the diversity of physical parameters and evolutionary paths of their massive star progenitors. We have observed the type Ic SN iPTF15dld (z = 0.047), reported by the Palomar Transient Factory. Spectra were taken starting 20 rest-frame days after maximum luminosity and are affected by a young stellar population background. Broad spectral absorption lines associated with the SN are detected over the continuum, similar to those measured for broad-lined, highly energetic SNe Ic. The light curve and maximum luminosity are instead more similar to those of low luminosity, narrow-lined Ic SNe. This suggests a behavior whereby certain highly-stripped-envelope SNe do not produce a large amount of Ni56, but the explosion is sufficiently energetic that a large fraction of the ejecta is accelerated to higher-than-usual velocities. We estimate SN iPTF15dld had a main sequence progenitor of 20-25 Msun, produced a Ni56 mass of ~0.1-0.2 Msun, had an ejecta mass of [2-10] Msun, and a kinetic energy of [1-18] e51 erg.

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Additional Information: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society following peer review. The version of record MNRAS (2016) 466 (2): 1848-1856. is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stw3247
Uncontrolled Keywords: astro-ph.HE; astro-ph.HE
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Astrophysics Research Institute
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2017 12:30
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2017 20:32
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/5277

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